Full Day Kindergarten Program
Kids & Company’s kindergarten programs are designed for children who are 4 or 5 years old (junior kindergarten or senior kindergarten age) to prepare them for Grade 1. Our program supports learning, play and exploration and the construction of relationships and ideas, while continuing to offer the convenience of full time child care.
Our kindergarten program focuses on early literacy, numeracy and science skills and includes music, French, the arts, drama and play. The curriculum is designed to foster a love of learning and the ability to ask questions, seek out answers and build self-confidence. We also include nutritional education and wellness in our program, which compliments the healthy, delicious food in our Kidco Kitchen menus.
Small Class Size
Many parents worry about large kindergarten class sizes in their local school. The Kids & Company kindergarten program will remain at an 8:1 child to teacher ratio to ensure children receive individualized attention and the support needed to maximize their learning potential.
Adaptive Student Interest Based Learning
Children learn best when their environment is geared to their interests. While every student in our program will gain the skills needed to succeed in grade 1, we are not limited by a mandated curriculum. Our small class sizes and our staff trained in adaptive early education allow us to tailor each student’s learning experience to his or her individual interests and developmental levels. The result is a structured atmosphere that encourages and creates self-guided learning – students want to learn because they love what they are doing.
Streamlined Schedules for More Family Time
We recognize how stressful it can be to have one child in child care and another in the school system. For families who have a kindergarten age child and a younger sibling, this program will offer one drop off and pick up location. It also allows kindergartners to remain in full day care with children their own age, rather than in school sponsored aftercare programs with children as old as Grade 5 & 6.
Full Time Child Care
Students enrolled in our kindergarten program receive full-time child care as part of the program. There is no need to go to a secondary care location before and after school.
Healthy, Yummy Food
As part of our kindergarten program, all of our students have lunch and snacks provided by our Kidco Kitchen. The menus are created by a nutritionist, cooked by chefs and approved by kids. Meals are served family style, with students and teachers sitting and eating at the table together. Our food program extends beyond the lunch table. We focus on teaching children where food comes from and the basic knowledge of food groups, vitamins and minerals. See our menus and read more about why our parents LOVE the Kidco Kitchen.
Montessori Kindergarten (select locations)
The Kids & Company Montessori Enriched kindergarten program is available at select locations and is a wonderful alternative for parents interested in full-time care and the Montessori method of learning. Montessori encourages your child’s natural curiosity and provides a sense of accomplishment by helping them make choices and continue the learning curve to reach their personal goals. Key elements of this program include practical life, sensory, math, language and culture. Children participating in the Montessori Enriched kindergarten program benefit from a full day of enriched learning opportunities, while parents benefit from having their child’s kindergarten and child care in one convenient location. For more information on our Montessori programs, please contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-MY-KIDCO (695-4326)